Vintage kitchen clocks are both beautiful and useful. But they are not cheap. In addition to one-time investment you make in order to buy time, they require constant maintenance to keep its longevity. When dusting or move your watch, handle it very carefully. Handling your watch carelessly or handle it too much can cause damage. These watches also need regular attention of a professional who specializes in their maintenance. They have to be oiled and professionally cleaned regularly to keep them running smoothly and avoid injury.
Take the vintage kitchen clocks to a professional conservator or repair every three years to get it oiled. Stop at once if it has been running for more than four years without oiling, because it may have been damaged. Take it to a professional. Take your watch to a professional cleaning every six years. Dry all external surfaces except the clock face with a soft, lint-free cloth as needed. Do not soak the cloth or use a polish. Dust dial required using a soft brush as type photographer uses.
Attach the pendulum before moving any vintage kitchen clocks. Spring clocks will usually with a clip or a clip; attach it to the pendulum. If yours does not have a clip, hook the pendulum to remove it. Put a few folded tissues behind ticking crutch to secure it. The crutch is the thin rod or wire, arranged vertically through which the pendulum hangs. The crutch is likely to be bent in transit, which may cause the pendulum to swing incorrectly. Grasp the bell from the base to lift it. Do not lift with a handle, if it has one.